Sheria Butler

Sheria Butler

Brooklyn, NY, US

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I have an Undergraduate Degree in Business Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.  I have a Masters Degree in Fine Arts / Interior Design from the New York School of Interior Design.  I have experience in corporate design and high end residential.  My skills are in Revit, AutoCad, InDesign, Illustrator, SketchUp/Vray and Photoshop.  I currently live in New York but I am willing to relocate.  


Ralph Lauren, New York, NY, Architecture & Design Lead, Wholesale North America

- Managed a team, consisting of project managers and designers, responsible for developing shop-in-shop projects from schematic design to installation. Shops include new shops, renovations, refreshes, and fixture rollouts.
- Designed shops that elevate the Ralph Lauren brands and the customer experience while aligning each RL brand's creative vision.
- Collaborated with Retail Development, Visual Merchandising, Procurement and other internal partners to gather project requirements, coordinate schedules and budgets, and secure approvals for proposed designs.
- Coordinated with Department Stores to secure project approvals, including design, schedule, and budget.
- Created, managed, and installed approximately 200-250 projects a year while prioritizing project requirements effectively within a fast-paced environment.
- Bid projects with approved suppliers, identified opportunities for cost-savings and negotiated costs when required.
- Maintained good relationships with suppliers, GCs and Millworkers to ensure all projects were delivered on time and within budget. Preserved project trackers and issued weekly status reports to internal and external partners.
- Continually improved processes to increase efficiencies and streamline project implementation oversaw project closeouts with Finance, and developed top talent by coaching others and providing feedback.

Jul 2015 - current

Vince Camuto, New York, NY, US, Store Design Assistant

- Developed concept designs and drawings for multiple international retail and wholesale projects.
- Produced and reviewed construction documents for all international retail and wholesale projects, including custom fixtures; collaborated with the team to create compelling mood boards and presentation materials for client meetings.
- Researched current retail design trends, materials, and finishes to inform design concepts.
- Supported project management tasks such as coordinating with vendors, tracking project timelines, and budgeting.

Jun 2014 - Aug 2015

Gensler, New York, NY, US, Designer

- Created conceptual design, schematic design, design development & construction documents.
- Provided design support for all ongoing Financial/Commercial design projects.
- Contributed to the sourcing and final selection of FF&E and generated specifications.
- Developed design drawing sets and necessary documents required for presentation and bidding purposes.

Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

Carnegie Fabrics, New York, Assistant

- Managed top selling fabrics from the past, present and potential future.
- Created presentation boards in preparation for media publications.
- Assisted Creative Team with multiple tasks such a photo shoots, fabric color selection and fabric organization.

Nov 2013 - Mar 2014

Holly Hunt Design, New York, Interior Assistant

- Assisted clients with questions they may have regarding Holly Hunt textiles and furniture.
- Supported Store Manager with fabric / finish sample procurement.
- Collaborated with Indoor and Outdoor Sales team to manage client needs.

Apr 2013 - Dec 2013

Foley and Cox Interiors, New York, NY, US, Intern

- Liaised and coordinated Design on a Dime event for Foley and Cox’s participation.
- Assisted designers from the concept-development phase to the final installation phase of the process on several residential projects.
- Collaborated with multiple vendors for new product introduction and client residential projects.
- Assisted with billing, pricing, fabric / finish sample procurement, and orders.

May 2012 - Apr 2013


New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), New York, NY, US, Masters, MFA

Interior Design

Sep 2011 - May 2014

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Bachelors, Business Administration

Marketing and Advertising concentration.

Aug 1999 - May 2003


ASID Student Group Challange, 1st Place

Our group had to put together a concept and design of an office. There was eight groups and our group won for our school.


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